SCEE’s ‘Welcome Back Programme’ Detailed – TheSixthAxis

SCEE’s ‘Welcome Back Programme’ Detailed

A post on the EU PS Blog has gone into detail as to what gamers can expect from Sony once the PlayStation Store has been restored, which we’re assuming will be towards the end of the month.

First up you can choose two of the following PS3 titles:

And PSP owners can choose two of the following:

In addition there will be 30 days free PlayStation Plus for those who have yet to subscribe, and 60 days free for those who are already signed up. Music Unlimited subscribers will get 30 days free.

Of course, there are a few terms and conditions:

  1. “For eligibility for the welcome back programme consumers must be an account holder on 20 April 2011. Specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live. All existing PSN registrants have 30 days from when the welcome back programme goes live to redeem their content.
  2. For the German market, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replace with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games.
  3. For the German market, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation will be replaced with Everybody’s Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party in the selection of PSP games. Killzone Liberation will not offer online gameplay functionality.
  4. Access to the 30 days free PS Plus subscription is only available for those countries where PS Plus is offered. You will have access to the PS Plus content planned for May for 30 days. Access to the free games and exclusive features finishes at the end of the 30-day subscription period. Anything you buy with exclusive discounts, dynamic themes and premium avatars are yours to keep forever.”


Update: The page has been removed from the European blog.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog


  1. Very generous of Sony. I’ll be picking up Dead Nation and can’t decide which other.

  2. Lol I own LittleBigPlanet from buying Plus on month 1, Own Infamous on Disc, already have dead nation and Wipeout HD (without Fury). I can’t see this list being worth the 3 weeks we were down for

  3. I have or have had all but booty bay, so will get that and infamous, come to think of it tho which one is booty bay? is that the newest one? or the first on PS3? I had one of them lol

    • booty bay?

      It’s the second one that bridged the two main ones together

    • It happenes before a crack in time and although pretty decent it is REALLY short. A lot shorter than any of the other games available to download.

  4. Infamous and Ratchet and clank for me.

  5. Dammit! I knew this would happen. :( Users who don’t have access to the Store were shat upon once again.

    • Why dont you have access to the store?

  6. I’ve not got any of those and I’m still underwhelmed. They should have just credited everyone with £50 and let them spend it as they see fit, thus avoiding the “I already have those games” issue.
    Also, I know a couple of people who go on home much more than they play games, so it’s little or no compensation to them.

    • £50 x 77 million registered is really had publicity!

      • £50 x 77million registered users is really bad publicity!

      • i dunno, that would make them look pretty generous.

        i don’t think the shareholders would be too happy though.

    • So sony have already lost some billions and you want them to give all us users some more billions of money? Hey you are so smart!!!

  7. Im raging, poor selection of games IMO, the only one I haven’t got is Ratchet and Clank

  8. Already have msot of those games, I hoped they’d have givenus more choices and newere choices.
    Either way, I’ll take Ratchet and Clank.

  9. Dead Nation and either Infamous or Wipeout. Hmm.

  10. Happy with that! Nice one scee!

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